Wrestling at the 1896 Summer Olympics

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

At the 1896 Summer Olympics, one wrestling event was contested. It was organized and prepared by the Sub-Committee for Wrestling and Gymnastics. Five competitors from four nations competed.

Medal summary[edit]

These medals are retroactively assigned by the International Olympic Committee; at the time, winners were given a silver medal and subsequent places received no award.

Event Gold Silver Bronze
 Carl Schuhmann (GER)  Georgios Tsitas (GRE)  Stephanos Christopoulos (GRE)

Participating nations[edit]

A total of 5 wrestlers from 4 nations competed at the Athens Games:

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Germany 1 0 0 1
2  Greece 0 1 1 2

Sub-Committee for Wrestling and Gymnastics[edit]

See also[edit]


  • Lampros, S.P.; Polites, N.G.; De Coubertin, Pierre; Philemon, P.J. & Anninos, C. (1897). The Olympic Games: BC 776 – AD 1896. Athens: Charles Beck.  (Digitally available at [1])
  • Mallon, Bill & Widlund, Ture (1998). The 1896 Olympic Games. Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary. Jefferson: McFarland. ISBN 0-7864-0379-9.  (Excerpt available at [2])
  • Smith, Michael Llewellyn (2004). Olympics in Athens 1896. The Invention of the Modern Olympic Games. London: Profile Books. ISBN 1-86197-342-X.